I spoke with a lady a few days ago at the mall. She was on the phone when I overheard her nagging about her boss. She was actually talking to her husband from the tone of the conversation.
She said she felt unfulfilled and sick of the job. It really caught my attention and I went to her politely after she hung up the phone. ”Hello, I overheard you complaining about your job and I feel I can share some tips that could be of help to you.”
She gladly responded. We find a place at the mall and had a great conversation. She let out so many things about her job. Honestly, I could reason along with her. People have different reasons they want to quit their jobs. Some reasons include:
- The leadership of the company
- Salary scale
- Office politics
- Nature of the work
- New challenge
However, quitting sometimes is not always the answer. You might perhaps, need to find the reason why you are not happy with the job. Problem discovered and shared is half solved.
Are you unhappy at work?
There are two answers to this question:
- Quit – Yes, I mean leaving the job could be the best answer for both parties. If you feel unproductive or unfulfilled, it would be nice to say goodbye. It makes no sense to stay where you are not making progress. Perhaps, you might need to go and reevaluate your options.
- Grow in – This remains the best solution when you have no options available for you to explore. Perhaps, the bills are there for you to pay. This simply means that you can not leave irrespective of the situation in your workplace.
To grow in, you will have to consider doing some things in the company. Since the situation has become – the hard way is the only way.
Here are a few things you can do to fall in love with the toxic work environment:
- Make new friends. Sometimes, making friends within the work environment helps to overcome the boredom. Keeping contact with positive people within the organization will bring motivation, encouragement and positive energy.
- Change your role if possible. You can talk to the management and see if you can change your role. Sometimes, doing the same thing over and over again could lead to boredom.
- Study your toxic boss. Often times, we are too quick to judge others because we have no idea of what they are going through. Some bosses don’t actually want to hurt their workers, they are just a reflection of what’s going on in the inside.
- Let go of all the stress and worries when you get home. Try to disconnect from everything. Spend time with your family and friends. It helps you stay refreshed and recharged.
Sometimes, the workplace can be frustrating but being unemployed is worse. Let’s be logical before making any decision concerning our workplace.